History Film / MississippiBurning

27th Apr '16 5:59:26 PM TheHestinator
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: It rates a 7, mainly for [[spoiler:the bloody headshot at the beginning]]. The rest of the violence in the movie is tamer, but still quite brutal.
25th Nov '15 7:26:27 PM Mdumas43073
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5th Sep '15 1:58:19 PM maxwellsilver
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7th Aug '15 8:14:24 AM redandready45
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* VillainSong: Anderson playfully sings a Klan song while he and Ward drive into Mississippi.
--> Now, I'm listening you communists, niggas and jews
--> Tell all your buddies to spread the news
--> Cause the day of judgement will soon been nigh
--> As the lord in this wisdom looks down from high
--> Will his battle be lost by mixing the races
--> We want beautiful babies, not ones with brown faces
--> Never, never, never, never, I say
--> Cause the Ku Klux Klan is here to stay:
--> Never, never, never, never, I say
--> Cause the Ku Klux Klan is here to stay:
-> '''Anderson''': I hope these Ku Kluxers are better at lynchings than they are at lyrics.
3rd Apr '15 2:03:47 AM SickBoy
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* FalseFlagOperationFalseFlagOperation: After he talks to the feds, Lester gets attacked by fellow supremacists in shrouds, chased out in to the woods, and strung up. The FBI agents arrive just in time, chase off the attackers, and save him, telling him he was lucky he was being monitored. They convince him they won't always get there in the nick of time, and that he'd better testify against the others and receive protection from the government. [[spoiler: Of course, the attackers are feds in disguise.]]
3rd Apr '15 1:56:31 AM SickBoy
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--> '''Agent Ward''': Mr. Bird, (The Mayor) was guilty. Anyone's guilty who lets these things happens and pretends like it isn't. No, he was guilty all right. Just as guilty as the fanatics who pulled the trigger. Maybe we all are.

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--> '''Agent Ward''': Mr. Bird, (The Mayor) was guilty. Anyone's guilty who lets these things happens happen and pretends like it isn't. No, he was guilty all right. Just as guilty as the fanatics who pulled the trigger. Maybe we all are.
21st Feb '15 9:36:58 AM redandready45
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* BystanderSyndrome: Discussed when [[spoiler: the mayor hangs himself]].
--> '''Agent Bird''': I don't understand why he did it. He wasn't in on it. He wasn't even Klan.
--> '''Agent Ward''': Mr. Bird, (The Mayor) was guilty. Anyone's guilty who lets these things happens and pretends like it isn't. No, he was guilty all right. Just as guilty as the fanatics who pulled the trigger. Maybe we all are.
24th Oct '14 10:07:14 AM redandready45
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* LaserGuidedKarma: The crooked mayor (played by Creator/RLeeErmey) gets this in the form a black FBI informant who after telling him the story of a teenager who was castrated by a couple of Klansmen, threatens to castrate him if he doesn't talk. Lester Cowans ''almost'' is [[spoiler: lynched by his fellow Klansmen who think he will talk. It was actually FBI disguised as Klansmen in order to scare him into talking]].
12th Apr '14 4:26:12 PM redandready45
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* BigDamnHeroes: Sadly subverted with the attacks on the black community, as none of the FBI agents are able to prevent these attacks.
2nd Mar '14 6:35:25 AM TamiTam
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* SouthernGothic: while nothing supernatural is going on, the film has such a heavy and oppressive atmosphere that at times it borders on becoming a southern gothic.
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